On Monday, March 1, SANS Institute, Pitt IT’s provider of Information Security training, will replace its current learning platform with a new version. The updated platform will offer new security and phishing training modules inside of a more streamlined and user-friendly layout.
Alerts and Announcements
PeopleSoft and PeopleSoft Mobile will be unavailable during vendor maintenance scheduled for the Student Information System (PeopleSoft and PeopleSoft Mobile) beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20. This work is expected to last until 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21.
This routine maintenance is necessary to maintain the security, stability, and reliability of the Student Information System.
PeopleSoft and PeopleSoft Mobile will be unavailable during this maintenance period. The systems will be returned to service earlier if work is completed ahead of schedule.
The vulnerabilities affect Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, Animate, Dreamweaver, and Magento.
Microsoft has announced security updates for February that affect a number of Windows and Office products.
The new captioning feature improves accessibility of Zoom meetings and webinars.
New PeopleSoft/Highpoint Campus Experience (CX) feature helps students and advisors evaluate options and plan a clear path to graduation.
Pitt IT recommends systems admins patch affected systems as soon as possible, prioritizing systems that have low-privileged accounts.
Duo Security, the provider of the University’s multifactor authentication, will require those using U2F security keys to complete a one-time enrollment in web authentication (WebAuthn) beginning on Monday, March 1, 2021.
The Student Information System (PeopleSoft) will be unavailable during an extended maintenance period from 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, through 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31.
Your pronouns display alongside your username on select pages within Canvas, including commonly used pages such as Inbox, Discussions, and User Profile.
Vendor maintenance will be performed on the Student Information System (PeopleSoft and PeopleSoft Mobile) beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan.23. This work is expected to last until 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24.
Students can now manage print jobs from their mobile device without ever touching a printer.
Update to the University’s ERM Service Desk (Salesforce Service Cloud) Allows Case Visibility Across UnitsWednesday, January 13, 2021 - 3:31pm
On Saturday, Jan. 16, an update to the University’s ERM Service Desk (Salesforce Service Cloud) will provide increased visibility into technical cases across units. This change is designed to improve transparency and efficiency around help desk cases related to technical issues at the University.
Affected products include Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, and more.
Migrating to the add-in reduces the possibility of Outlook crashes and provides enhanced security.
Vendor maintenance will be performed on the Student Information System (PeopleSoft and PeopleSoft Mobile) beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19. This work is expected to last until 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20. PeopleSoft and PeopleSoft Mobile will be unavailable during this maintenance period.
If you receive this message (or any message similar to it), please report it as a phishing scam.
Use Microsoft's Windows Update feature to apply appropriate updates.
Upgrade to the most recent version of Apache Struts after appropriate testing.
Users will not be able to access online recordings or upload new videos during maintenance that begins at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19.